Last year, when I hired a local Heating as well as Air Conditioning professional to repair my gas furnace, he noticed some problems with the duct system. The ductwork was at least twenty years old, and had never been given any attention. There were leaks at the seams and small holes throughout the pipes. These flaws were allowing approximately thirty percent of my heated air to escape. Because of the energy loss, the furnace was forced to run for extended cycles, experiencing excessive wear and tear. I was also paying a lot more in monthly energy bills, and yet the condo always felt cold. I’d already turned up the control unit by many degrees and had noticed drafts in particular rooms. I assumed that the duct sealing process would be messy, time-consuming and super extravagant. I imagined the Heating as well as Air Conditioning dealer locating and sealing each individual hole. Instead, a process called Aeroseal was completed in a couple of minutes and effectively repaired the duct system separate from resulting in any damage. The Heating as well as Air Conditioning dealer first sealed off all of the supply and return registers, then blew pressurized air into the duct system. The pressurized air contained adhesive particles, and as the air escaped through the several holes, the particles stuck to the edges. The particles gradually built up to create an airtight seal, separate from leaving behind any unpleasant smells or harmful residue. Once the process was complete, the Heating as well as Air Conditioning dealer diagnosed the duct system to verify the results and printed out a report for my records. I now system to have the duct professionally checked every couple of years to protect against energy waste.
November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018